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Health experts: Protect yourself this flu season

It starts with a cough, a sneeze or a simple headache, but ends with you bedridden fighting a miserable fever – it’s flu season. The virus is a common threat to the he ...

Reader Input: Sugar dragging down the US

Sugar is the new heroin. Sugar, at one time in our early history as a country, was considered a banned substance and should be illegal. That obviously failed and failed badly. To ...

Traffic, ozone weigh Auburn-area down in new state environmental score

Penalized for higher-than-normal traffic levels and ozone pollution, the Auburn area still scores better than average on a new California environmental report card. The CalEnviroS ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Placer County ranks high in health study; Sierra Conservancy says thinning forests is cost effective; High school district exploring transgender policies

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: Did you know you live in one of the most healthy counties in the state? Reporter Gus Thomson is going to tell us where we rank and why after a study wa ...

Reader Input: Invest in more trained doctors

We need more doctors, not Obamacare. There is currently a shortage of doctors. Collective bargaining units can use this fact to increase medical costs. If we took the $150 billio ...

Reader Input: Hats off to all trying their best

Many complain about our slipping, the past several decades, as low as 30-40th place in many categories indicating a healthy society, like health, education, happiness, vacation tim ...

Walk a mile in her shoes

At 35 years old, opera singer Olivia Ward was told she would likely never have children if she didn’t lose weight. But she didn’t give up, and instead spent 22 weeks o ...

California receives approval for health exchange

SACRAMENTO (AP) — The federal government on Thursday approved California's plan to run its own health insurance market, a milestone in the state's effort to meet requ ...

This fitness instructor is stepping out

Kathy Kaplan doesn’t deny she will tap dance around certain situations. It’s just that she might not be very good at it. Kaplan, the fitness and health instructor at ...